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The New International Encyclopædia/Meyer, Leo

MEYER, Leo (1830—). A German philologist, born at Bledeln, near Hanover, and educated at Göttingen and Berlin. From 1862 to 1865 he was professor in Göttingen, and in 1865 he became professor of comparative philology at Dorpat. In 1889 he again accepted a chair at Göttingen. His contributions to philological literature are of great merit; they include: Vergleichende Grammatik der griechischen und lateinischen Sprache (1861-65); Die gothische Sprache (1869); and Handbuch der griechischen Etymologie (1901). He also wrote Glauben und Wissen (1876), and Ueber das Leben nach dem Tode (1882).